Lockheed Martin Sponsors 2011 "Year In Space" Calendar

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 10/06/2010 --

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] is a leading sponsor of "The Year In Space" Desk Calendar, featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery.

Through a special arrangement with the publisher, Lockheed Martin employees, retirees and stockholders nationwide are eligible to purchase the 144-page 2011 Desk Calendar at discounts ranging from 25% to 44%, with free standard shipping on all domestic orders.

A free weekly online calendar and a free weekly e-mail newsletter are also available at the companion website, http://www.YearInSpace.com.

Lockheed Martin's leadership in advanced space observatories, interplanetary spacecraft, and human space exploration is portrayed in many of the 53 weekly photos in the 2011 edition. The collection includes one of the first color images ever taken from the surface of Mars by the Viking lander; a breathtaking view of Saturn and its rings obtained by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft; several stunning photos of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station; a spectacular Mars Odyssey false-color view of Holden Crater; a number of gorgeous deep space vistas captured by the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, and more.

In addition to the weekly photo essays, "The Year In Space" Desk Calendar includes a preview of planetary exploration in 2011, a month-by-month sky guide, and an exclusive article by Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla, who leads readers on a tour of twelve out-of-the-way solar system destinations.

"The Year In Space" can be ordered at a discount at http://www.YearInSpace.com, or by calling (800) 736-6836. There is free shipping on all domestic orders while supplies last.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs and develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security and military, civil government and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; and nanotechnology research and development.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.

Media Contacts:

Lockheed Martin, Buddy Nelson, e-mail: buddy.nelson@lmco.com

Year in Space, Steve Cariddi, e-mail: Steve@YearInSpace.com

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